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Foreshore Clean-Up Promotes Public Awareness

In their bid to promote public awareness regarding recycling, environmental protection, and effective use of resources Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd participated in the clean-up at the Suva foreshore. Under the
21 Jun 2017 11:00
Foreshore Clean-Up Promotes Public Awareness
Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd staff and participants at the Suva foreshore on June 17, 2017. Photo: Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd

In their bid to promote public awareness regarding recycling, environmental protection, and effective use of resources Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd participated in the clean-up at the Suva foreshore.

Under the company’s recycling entity ‘Mission Pacific’ and its slogan ‘Our Environment, Our Commitment’, the clean-up was conducted by 300 CCAF staff and their families.

“In line with our Health & Well being initiative, our responsibility to the community, recycling efforts and the environment, this is an excellent opportunity to engage with our staff and their families” said General Manager of Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji, Roger Hare.

CCAF had introduced recycling in 1999 when the company’s glass bottles were replaced by PET bottles,  while the  can recycling was introduced when they were launched in 2004.

PET bottles and cans are collected, separated and flattened at the factory in Laucala Beach, then packed in containers and sent to Hong Kong for reforming.

To date CCAF have recycled over 1.1million kilograms of PET bottles and cans. All CCAF PET bottles contain 17 per cent of recycled material.

CCA Fiji has been undertaking initiatives toward meeting goals identified around reducing refrigeration and manufacturing emissions utilising solar energy, promoting sustainable packaging utilising renewable and recycled content, and increased material resource efficiency.

Recently CCA Fiji has introduced solar fridges to refrigerate products and have placed 5 in the market on a trial basis before further roll-out.

In early July, CCA Fiji will launch their Solar Energy project whereby CCA Fiji and Sunergise have entered in partnership for the installation of solar panels to their Suva production plant, which results in 40 per cent of energy requirements being met by clean renewable sources.

The Saturday programme had started with a zumba session followed by the clean up along the walkways and beach of My Suva Park, ending with lunch, refreshments and sporting activities.

This initiative started two years.

Source: Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji) Ltd

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